Monterey Bay Whale Watch
List of Marine Mammal Sightings
in the Monterey Bay Region

December 1-31, 2003
compiled by Richard Ternullo
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Note -- In addition to sightings on Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips, this list includes all reported marine mammal sightings for this region. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list.

Date #     Type of Animal(s)

12/31 p.m. 15     Gray Whales
  50   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500   Risso's Dolphins
  250     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/31 a.m. 9     Gray Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2200   Risso's Dolphins
  450     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/30 p.m. 11     Gray Whales
  120   Risso's Dolphins

12/30 a.m. 6     Gray Whales
  750   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1900   Risso's Dolphins

12/29       No trips (weather)

12/28 p.m. 12     Gray Whales
  1     Killer Whale

12/28 a.m. 10     Gray Whales

12/27 p.m. 8     Gray Whales

12/27 a.m. 13     Gray Whales

12/26 p.m. 15     Gray Whales
  750   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  45   Risso's Dolphins

12/26 a.m. 17     Gray Whales

12/22 p.m. 7     Gray Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1100   Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/22 a.m. 6     Gray Whales
  60   Risso's Dolphins

12/21 p.m. 7     Gray Whales

12/21 a.m. 6     Gray Whales

12/20 1     Killer Whale

12/18 2     Gray Whales

12/17 p.m. 1     Blue Whale
  1     Killer Whale
  250   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1500   Risso's Dolphins

12/17 a.m. 250   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1500   Risso's Dolphins

12/16 2     Gray Whales
  2     Humpback Whales
  500   Risso's Dolphins

12/15 25   Risso's Dolphins

12/13 250   Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/12 20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1000   Risso's Dolphins

12/9 2     Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

12/8 250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500   Risso's Dolphins
  150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/7 3     Humpback Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  230   Risso's Dolphins

12/6 60     Killer Whales (offshore type)
  5     Killer Whales (transient type)

12/5       No trip (weather)

12/4 2     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  30   Risso's Dolphins

12/2 2     Humpback Whales
  1400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/1       No trip (weather)



Sightings map is not available for this month.


Copyright © 2004 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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